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[Xicanisma Prophecies Post-2012] Putin’s Puppet : Poem December 6, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

[Xicanisma[*] Prophecies Post-2012]         Putin’s Puppet

 is not Aryan (or a golden-hair-Thor) but through & through as close

                                                                               to yellow as it gets.

A flim-flam man claiming billions no one sees.        

                                                                                     He & the Czar

had a chat at the Ritz,       

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Miguel Algarín se fue al cielo December 1, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

So   many years ago I added this book to my library.  Neruda was introduced to me by a good friend then, when I told her I had aspirations to become a poet. I don’t know how this title came into my possession but I still have it and consider it an important tool in my own development as a poet and translator. A few years later, I came to know Miguel Algarín, whom I first…

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Advice for young students who want to write November 20, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

Sharing Perspective: Ana Castillo Uses Autobiographies to Inspire Students The ZOOM program with Diablo Valley Community College in N. California was both a pleasure and an honor.  I appreciate the student writer in the school paper.  It isn’t my custom to correct facts in public interviews.  But when giving advice to aspiring young writers and students in writing classes, it’s important to get my message right.  It’s important but not critical.  Still, today, it’s an…

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